LINER NOTES:


"The night was filled with stars and there was magic in the air on May 15, 1999. The St. Anthony and Sacred Heart dances were alive once more!


The JOKERS were together again and sharing their music with hundreds of their fans, friends, and family at the Pontchartrain Center.


Once again the clock stopped and the years rolled back. Each member of the audience had grown up with the JOKERS and carried lifelong fond and special memories of them.


Now here they were in the same room, all together again to share one more magical night in their lives with the JOKERS.


Everyone looked around to see who they knew from years gone by. Many faces there were seen for the first time in years, and some faces would never be seen again.


But for those four wonderful hours the JOKERS sang, and the joy, the fun and the good times from long ago were again shared by all.


The magic of that night and the songs are captured here on this CD, "THE JOKERS LIVE from the Pontchartrain Center Recorded May 15, 1999."


Enjoy this CD and relive the excitement and the music of that night as often as you want. It's packed with memories of a lifetime that we all shared with the JOKERS."


Bob Walker



SONGS INCLUDED ON THE LIVE CD - Released May 12, 2001:


Sick And Tired...Roland Stone

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye...Roland Stone

Just A Moment (Of Your Time)...Roland Stone

Go On Fool...Roland Stone

Flip, Flop And Fly...Chuck Cavet

Nowhere To Go...Chuck Cavet

Tell It Like It Is...Mike Ancona

There's Got To Be A Girl...Mike Ancona

Next Time You See Me...Art Sir Van

Nothing Sweet As You...Art Sir Van

Walking Slowly...Art Sir Van

More Today Than Yesterday...Harvey Jesus

I Don't Want To Cry...Harvey Jesus

Over The Rainbow...Harvey Jesus

CLICK TO LISTEN HERE: Show 18

The Jokers second CD

Live From The Pontchartrain Center - 1999

The Jokers first CD

Why New Orleans can't forget Them

INTRODUCTION / LINER NOTES:



"It all started in the summer of 1957 when the JOKERS appeared on the nationally televised Jerry Lewis Telethon. From that moment on, the JOKERS were a dominant force in the New Orleans Music Sound.

Their tight, driving musical renditions of popular rhythm & blues songs rocked and rolled people everywhere.

What made their show exciting was the introduction of wild stage antics and dancing amongst the crowd during their songs. They were consistent Battle-of-the-Bands contest winners, probably because of this revolutionary approach to entertaining.

Anyone who attended one of the JOKERS' dances will tell you what I'm talking about, but don't take my word for it...listen for yourself.

As you play this CD, featuring the various lead singers of the JOKERS, spend a few minutes reliving that fabulous era. If you were lucky enough to have seen the JOKERS perform, each song will bring back some special memory.

Thank you JOKERS, for giving all of us memories we will never forget...and that's the reason why NEW ORLEANS WILL NEVER FORGET THE JOKERS!"


Sincerely,
Poppa Stoppa

(INCIDENTALLY...THE FOUR ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS WHO APPEARED ON THE NATIONALLY TELEVISED JERRY LEWIS TELETHON ARE ROLAND LE BLANC, HERMAN GILMORE, GERRY MARQUE, AND EDDIE ROTH.)



SONGS INCLUDED ON THE CD - 1992 (All original recordings):


Just A Moment Of Your Time...Roland Stone

Bells In My Heart...Chuck Cavet  (originally released as by Chuck Como)

There's Got To Be A Girl...Mike Ancona & The Jokers

Night After Night...Art "Sir" Van

Don't Break Your Promise To Me...Harvey Jesus

Graduation Day...Stark Whiteman

I Wish I Knew...Art Sir Van

Something Special...Roland Stone

To Tease And Please...Mike Ancona & The Jokers

Junko Partner...Roland Stone

I'm Not A Know-It-All...Chuck Cavet  (originally released as by Chuck Como)

Over The Rainbow...Harvey Jesus


CLICK TO LISTEN HERE: Show 17


MEET THE JOKERS:


LEADER:

EDWIN "EDDIE" ROTH


THE SINGERS:
ROLAND STONE (Roland Leblanc)...1957-1959

CHUCK CAVET...1959-1960
MIKE ANCONA...1960-1965
STARK WHITEMAN...1961-1965
ART "SIR" VAN...1965-1967
HARVEY JESUS...1967-1975


HORNS:
HERMAN GILMORE, GERALD MARQUE,

EUGENE JOUBERT, IGNATIUS "IGGY" CAMPISI,

FRANK SANDERS, GUY MONTANA, GLEN VALLEY,

DOUG BERGERON, JOE MALONE, TOMMY ALFORTISH


KEYBOARDS:
RICHIE LADNER


LEAD GUITAR:
DOUG ARBO, GENE JACOBI


BASS GUITAR:
CULLEN LANDRY, GERRY LABORDE,

HENRY SCHROEDER, STARK WHITEMAN


DRUMMER:
EDWIN "EDDIE" ROTH

Inducted into the Louisiana Music
Hall Of Fame On April 26, 1998

Bob

Walker's

"Online since 1999"

GO TO the Jokers new 3-CD live set from 2014 HERE